Mary that is a great photo
Foaling Videos for use as a learning tool
Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:51 PM
Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:57 PM
This has to be my favorite as once youngster starts really going she suddenly starts walking off as if to say "hey now that's enough dancing in there!"
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:13 PM
One of my mares very kindly likes to show almost textbook udder growth:
It's missing one pic, the next day she foaled and her udder did one final swell where it was hard and hot to the touch.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:38 PM
My mare lace I owed 2008 second foal
see nose now
2008 bay pinto filly
I hope this helps show folks
Just looking through your photos again and just wanted to check, is that normal for that amount of blood to be coming out? Just want to know so I don't freak if I see it happening.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:50 AM
Yes, lots of times the mare may have a very slight tear which will heal on its own -- and you'll see the foal's legs covered with blood. Not to worry!! Remember -- it's like pushing a train through a straw! LOL
Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:23 PM
Remember -- it's like pushing a train through a straw! LOL
This sounds like a man describing the passing of a kidney stone.
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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:11 AM
LOL. Actually, I think it's the way I described the birth process for my twin sons to someone after pushing the "2 cars" through!
Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:28 PM
Thank you Joanne for sharing both of these videos of Diva's birthing. We were all so happy when baby moved out of the breech position, and I think this is great for people to see that you can gently reach in and help get baby's two feet up, even if they do not appear right away. It's so much easier on the mare and baby!
So here are two videos of the same birth. One done by one of the experts at Mare Stare "Cherie", and the other (with sound) done by my husband on his iPhone. As a background, Diva was breach up until a week before foaling when she turned. The head was there at birthing, but I had to go in and get the two feet, which you can see me doing on the silent film, the sound one my husband started a bit later when I had the feet and was starting to gently pull. This was a maiden mare and I did not want her to tear, and she was not stretched as much as I would have liked. You will see on Cherie's video that I was letting the mare's contractions push the foal out as much as possible, and was just guiding the foal, once the head was out. I was behind the mare when the water broke and showed no reaction. That made me laugh when I saw the video as I was just soaked, but so focused on the birth that I did not react.
Silent film: http://www.youtube.c...h?v=uluwWhYR9fI
With sound: http://www.youtube.c...h?v=sL7RqtxbgDo
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